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Cigar City Forgotten Island

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Tampa, Florida USA


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Forgotten Island is aged in Appleton rum barrels, originating from Jamaica. This distillery makes the oldest barrel-aged rum in the world. The barrel lends notes of vanilla, molasses, orange peel, cocoa, brown sugar, nutmeg, hazelnut, apricot and peach. This plethora of flavors and aromas from the rum barrels intermingles with banana, clove, cinnamon, fig, plum and brown sugar aromatics and flavors from the quadrupel, creating a crescendo of elegance in a long flavorful finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma presents fruity and toasted malt notes. Flavor features toasted malt, chocolate and subtle toffee tones. Mouthfeel has decent body and good fizz. Don’t forget this island!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Cellar turd enjoyed fireside on a on ahem, chilly, florida night. Pours a cola looking hue, no head. Sweetness is about, rum, vanilla, pitted fruits. High boost and a full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Tons and tons of dark and dried fruits, with caramel, vanilla, fruitcake, oak, candied nuts, mild spices, and cocoa. Light-medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a dry, toasty, and really, really sweet mouthfeel. I have no idea what this was like fresh, but I’m guessing I’d have liked it better. It was thinner than expected and is starting to show hints of oxidation two years out. Doesn’t have the depth or complexity suggested by the deScription. But I still found a lot here to like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex earthy and tropical fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8267) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have crazy sweet malts, Belgian candy sugar, rum, caramel, everything is sweet, showing its age a bit, sweeet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a tiny head. Nose is intense, with loads of rum barrels, alcohol, and brown sugar. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, perfumey and alcoholic, with rum barrels, perfumey floral notes and brown sugar. A massive diabetes bomb - way too sweet. Barely drinkable. Fun to try, but that’s it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
pure sugar bomb, all rum and brown sugar. not a fan though i heard it was better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8319) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong coconut, molasses, brown sugar. Syrup mouth feel, strong rum, dark fruit, plum skin, molasses, sugary malt, unique, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Mahgogany brown with moderate beige edgework. Nose is musty wood, toffee, rum strains, spice, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises toffee, spice, fruit cake, dates, light chocolate, earthy. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent quad, good bitter sweet balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (942) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Deep, muddy purple-brown. Very little head, just some large tan water-bubbles. Sweet aroma. Red grape, apricot, vanilla, funky rum, maple syrup, old oranges, strawberry, alcohol. The flavor’s maltier than expected. Milk chocolate meets all the other stuff: vanilla, toffee, caramel, red grape, maple, a touch of toast, a hint of banana. Alcohol flavor is big. Sweet vanilla-and-oak finish. Medium-full, syrupy body. A little Sweet overall, but I like what the rum adds here.

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